43North — How it Works

Here’s how the application process works:

  • We had two deadlines for submitting your first round application:
    • Early admission deadline: APRIL 3, 2018 at 11:59 p.m. EDT.
    • Final submission deadline ($100 fee): MAY 31, 2018 at 11:59 p.m. EDT.
  • In the summer, we’ll have our semifinals round, with live video conference pitches.
  • During 43North Week in October 2017, up to 20 carefully selected companies will be flown in to BUFFALO, NY (all-expenses-paid) to pitch live, in-person. Eight winners will be selected to receive a cut of $5 MILLION in cash prizes, as well as mentorship and incubator space.

Here are TWO KEY POINTS for 43North competitors to understand:

  • Winners agree to locate their companies in BUFFALO, NY for a minimum of 12 months, beginning in January 2018. And just ask our past winners – you’re going to love it here!
  • 43North takes a 5% equity stake in each of our winning companies, regardless of cash award size.

If you’re a fine-print fanatic, you’ll have a blast with our Terms and Conditions.

And there’s no such thing as a bad question. But be sure to check out our handy FAQ section for the answers to most of them.